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Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
president obama as "person of the year." what do you think of the nominees? we posted the question on facebook this morning and it sparked a lost comment. >> nelson mandela was not on the list and a lost opinions so we want to hear from you. mike nuclear has the forecast. >> it will be cold. no getting an it. fill be cold, again, and we will talk how long it will last in the forecast with the clear sky, sunshine is going to modify the air mass and i will show you how much warmer it will be. >> the iphone case that says it is good for your health. >> and ready to bat [[man] it's nothing but tape... [woman] it's a block. we're havin' a baby! [laughter in background] [woman screams] are we havin' a baby? [ambient crying and laughter] >>> covering los altos, petaluma, and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> recognize this man? the bail writer's association announced that retired manager has been unanimously elected to the half fame in cooperstown. he got the a's to a world title in 1989 and will be inducted if july. he is the founder of the animal rescue foundation in walnut creek. our
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Dec 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> and we want to show you a picture now. president obama then 19 years old, a college student, protesting apartheid an campus. he said that was the moment that mandela, quote, gave him a sense of what is possible in this world. sending a jolt of electricity through his homeland but also this nation, america, founded on equality for all. abc's byron pitts now on what mandela meant to the united states. >> reporter: just four months after he was set free from prison in 1990, nelson mandela set foot in america for the very first time. an 8-city tour starting in new york. it was magical. it was as if malcolm and martin were still alive and the nets had won the world series all in new york all in one day. mandela spoke at yankee stadium. >> you now know who i am. i am a yankee! >> reporter: for many then as now it wasn't so much his or tear skills but the aura of his story that inspired. a story so familiar and inter twined with america, and still so very painful. the anti-apartheid protest of the 80s captivated a new generation on college campu
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Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
selected president obama as the "person of the year." again, this is not a popularity contest. >> trading is underway on wall street and the dow has, again, passed the 16,000 and now trading up nine points so 15,029 and green. >> google is getting into tv business and lab developing a tv set-top box and could launch next year. the website reports that the box could have a camera allowing users to participate in video chats from the living room couch. >> microsoft is launching the telephone days of deals for the holidays, the goal is to get people into microsoft stores and you can check out the review on-line starting at 7:00 each morning but only buy it at store. today's deal is for the dell venue ones tablet for $199, $100 east usual price and the first 20 visitors get for it $99. >> a daredevil is performed the highest and most spectacular hand stand ever, the one armed end hand stand was in norway in september by a daredevil totally free of safety harnesses or nets and is 2,000' in the air. he has spent his entire life on the edge and he did not walk back down the mountain, he road a b
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Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
the famous switch. tonight what we learned about when it all started and the years when the lighting of the national tree carried profound emotion with it. president obama his growing daughters by his side and that tradition lighting up the national christmas tree before the weekend started. >> five, four, three, two, one. whoo! >> up on stage first lady michelle obama, too. aretha franklin performed. ♪ joy to the world ♪ the lord has come >> mrs. obama and the muppets. >> you ready? >> yes. >> are you all ready? >> reading the night before christmas. and mariah carey there, too. ♪ all i want for christmas is you ♪ >> a tradition, the first national christmas tree lit by calvin coolidge in 1923. the first president to flip the switch, black and white there, but trust us, 2500 red, white and green bulbs. this tree lit in 1940 by fdr. the washington monument right there behind it. and it was 50 years ago after the death of president kennedy, the lighting ceremony postponed until late december. president lbj saying today we come to the end of a season of great national sorrow an
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Dec 6, 2013 12:35am PST
illinois. barack obama met nelson mandela when he was just a junior senator here in 2005. and years later his wife had the chance to tell mandela what he meant to her and the president. >> you cannot imagine how important your legacy is to who i am, to who my husband is. i just said, thank you, thank you, thank you. >> reporter: so back during his first visit there was little wonder why, watching a 71-year-old man dance could please so many. it was the walk that preceded it. when i met mr. mandela there was time for one question. mr. mandela, i asked, what is the one thing in life you know for sure? with that elegant smile he answered, good and evil are constantly at war. good men must choose. with defiance and dignity in equal measure. nelson mandela chose and america loved him for it. >> this was at 4:00 in the morning. >> that's right. >> thanks very much. appreciate it. we'll be right back. through all of our energy operations, we invest more in the u.s. than any other place in the world. in fact, we've invested over $55 billion here in the last five years - making bp america's larges
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Dec 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
's the lowest level since president obama took office, the lowest unemployment rate now in five years. >>> on the subject of jobs, our made in america team is back tonight. and thousands of you have already told us, you are in, and ready to buy american made gifts. it's this christmas season. what a gift to give. even just one thing could help create thousands of new jobs right here at home. you are signing up to give american workers a merry christmas, and abc's anchor david muir, captain of the team with us tonight. >> diane, we have reported on clothing right here, asking the simple question is anything made here in america any more. well, tonight not only are these jeans made here, this number right here is about to reveal everything. right down to the farmer, who grew the cotton. this week, our kickoff, made in america december to remember. and the age old question from santa. >> what would you like me to bring you for christmas? >> will it be made in america? abc world news. how much do you think is made in america? stumped. but something else we noticed, something different thi
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Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
of the obama family too frisky at the white house. 2-year-old ashton gardener fell after the water dog got too close owe-to-her. first lady helped up the little girl. you can see sony was licking her face. everybody is okay. it was a holiday arts and crafts event. she just got scared >> yes. yes. >> pablo picasso's ravelling off $130 offering 50,000 raffle tickets. >> the money will go to charity working to save a ancient city in lebanon. he says a friend came up with the unusual charity idea. >> organizing a dinner was boring. and always the same type of thing. she came up with idea to make a raffle. put picasso as a winning prize. she told me this idea i was wondering it will be very difficult. >> actually so far, so good. the raffle expected to generate about $5 million. the winner will be announced december 18th in paris. >> still ahead at 4:00, the 911 recordings from the day of the newtown school shooting are released. >> plus, autopsy results are in for fast and furious actor paul walker. >> details about a stolen to those whoworried...... poked and prodded... taken risks... and lived i
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
at 95 years old. he is being remembered for his fight against apartheid and years in prison. a sacrifice that influenced millions, including president obama. >> today, he's gone home. we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will ever share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> there will be nearly two weeks of mourning in south africa. and nelson mandela will lie in state in pretoria until he is buried in his ancestral village. >>> a very young robin roberts had the opportunity to meet nelson mandela's family. robin journeyed to south africa three years ago. and last night, she described her experience to diane sawyer on "world news." >> when i broke to graca machel, the woman he married on his 80th birthday, and i asked her, what is her husband's legacy going to be? and she said, a visionary leader. and it is the quality, the quality of leadership. >> robin went on to say that mandela wanted to right the wrongs and give each one of us the feeling that we could do the same thing, too. >>
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 4:00am PST
for advanced help. >>> the obama administration is urging north korea to free an elderly american tourist. after he appeared in a new video. 85-year-old merrill newman is seen confessing to war crimes, reading from an awkwardly phrased text. it's the first time he was seen since being detained five weeks ago when he was pulled off a plane with no explanation. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> the swedish ambassador visited newman on saturday and told his family he is is in good health. the family is hoping to have him home before the new year. >>> a bizarre death happening at the broncos-chiefs game. the owner of an suv went to his car, there was a stranger sitting inside. the two struggled. when the stranger tried to run away, he collapsed and later died. he was not shot or stabbed. it will take an autopsy to find out what caused his death. >>> a show of support in the fight against the hiv. the white house was one of the most famous sites. they hung a giant symbolic red ribbon from the portico. >>> pope francis called on people to pray for people wit
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Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
. the 91-year-old mandela, fought for years to host the cup appeared on the pitch. in his later years he was in and out of the hospital and nufd his home village to be closer to family. his influence never waned, hosting visitors including first lady michelle obama. nelson mandela became a living symbol of freedom. the strength of the human spirit. and moments ago president obama spoke about mandela. >> he drew for words spoken at president abraham lincoln's death bed >> he achieved more that be can be expected of any man, today, he's gone home, we've lost one of the most influential he and pro foundly good human beings any of us will share time with on earth. >> he no longer belongs to us. but to the ages. >> president obama plans to travel to south africa to attend the memorial service. the bay area is mourning the loss of bay area have given me and my delegation hope to continue farther >> thousands cheered when he spoke in 1990. mandela visited shortly after being released from prison. congressman barbara lee shared these thoughts with thus summer. >> president mandela is a person wh
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
what is possible when one acts on convictions president obama said nelson mandela now belongs to the ages. he was 95 years old and had been in failing health sometime. >> coming up next cal athletics signs up a ben and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the importan and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >> updating breaking story out of contra costa county. officials warning about a possible color yeens incident >> nick smith is live where the county has given the all clear. >> reporter: you know we have new information this, is what you need to know. i just got off the phone with randall sawer. he says all clear has been given. the tank has been empty, and you can, they're continuing to monitor th
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Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm PST
by hanging a giant red ribbon between columns. president obama announced the u.s. has surs passed the goal he set last year to support 6 million people around the globe in getting access to antiretroviral drugs. >>> a new epidemic of sorts is being reported in america, a growing number of twins. nearly half babies born to mothers who use advanced fertility aids were multiple births. twins have higher risk of prematurity and serious health problems. new guidelines encourage doctors and patients to consider implanting just a single embryo. >>> coming up next, stay classy. >> you look lovely tonight. >> thank you, you, too. >> are you married? >> no. >> well, i am. so don't get any ideas. >> that's ron burgundy's weekend newscast. the experience up next. >>> and today 7 on your side, still taking your questions on twitter and facebook so you can contact me at facebook.com/michael finney abc 7. and on twitter @mfinney. i'll answer questions here live in just a little bit. >>> and looking at the western sky, a few clouds but a beautiful sunset. we might have showers coming our way and i'll tell yo
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 5:30pm PST
before that deadly crash. diane? >> as you said he was a seasoned engineer for about 11 years on the job. >>> and now, next here tonight, a big day for health care. did president obama deliver on his promise to bring the health care website back from the brink? the white house says as of today a lot of the tangled mess has been fixed, that 750,000 people visited the site by 5:30. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl looks at the whole picture right now. >> reporter: healthcare.gov may be working better, but dan howard of freeport, pennsylvania has been trying to enroll for two months and is still out of luck. >> i can log on and amazingly i can log on darn quick, but whenever i finish my actual log-in it says i can't go any further because i'm not verified that i'm me. >> reporter: he received a cancellation notice from his insurance company back in september. now howard is worried he's running out of time to get a new policy. >> i had a heart attack nine years ago. i'm terrified of not having a policy on january 1st. >> reporter: others trying to log onto the website toda
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Dec 6, 2013 5:00am PST
christmas were backed up with reservations by last year and they back to having opening bars. >> and embattled toronto mayor is criticizeing president obama. mayor ford denouncing president obama's health care law telling sports radio show that the affordable care act is too expensive despite the fact that canada prides itself in a government run h care system and says as a person i like president obama. i don't like his policies. >> some parents are sounding off after a new baby bouncy seat has an ipad holder. the toy company released this video showing how it works. the toy company is selling the seat for $80 and says it offers play and learning at finger tips of the baby but some parents are disgusted. customer reviews say the contraption has to be one of the worst ideas for baby products. what do you think? you can join the conversation on facebook.com/abc. >> i could write a whole blog because i have so much to say about that but we don't have the time now. >> in a word? >> i thought you were going with the brrr word. >> that works. i put the picture of 23 degrees but ca
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Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
. >> all right. >>> the obama administration urging north korea to free an elderly american tourist after he appeared in a new video. the video shows 85-year-old merrill newman confessing to war crimes reading from an awkwardly phrased text. the first time he has been seen since he was detained five weeks ago. pulled off of a plane and no explanation. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> swedish ambassador visited newman on saturday and told his family he's in good health. they are hoping to have him home before the new year. >> the ambassador also was able to relay the message that he's being treated by doctors. the food that he is being given is good, and he feels that they are treating him well. at least that's the message from him to the ambassador to his family. no telling if he was coerced or forced into reading this, and there's no telling if the message he's giving the ambassador is in front of some official. >> of course. he's 85 years old. the concern for if his health is very legitimate. he's not the only one held in north korea. another americ
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
. >>> new this morning, president obama is urging congress to extend unemployment benefits that are set to expire at the end of the year. in his weekly address the president says the unemployment benefits may make a difference between hardship and catastrophy for 1.3 million americans. he adds an extension of the benefits will help keep the economy growing. >>> if congress refuses to act, it won't just hurt families already struggling, it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for our businesses and ultimately more jobs. >>> fighting a report the president says allowing the benefits to expire could cost businesses 240,000 jobs. >>> the california public utilities commission has announced it's joining the investigation into this week's disabled bart train incident. at least nine people went to the hospital wednesday after the train became stuck in a berkeley hills tunnel. bart says the train stopped after a short caused emergency
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Dec 5, 2013 1:40am PST
rambunctious for this toddler. with a hand from mrs. obama and a kiss from sunny, the tiny tot was just fine. the first lady welcomed military families to the white house to unveil this year's decorations and thank them for their sacrifices. >> no matter what challenges you all face, during the holidays or any other time during the year, you all just dig a little deeper. >> reporter: the white house is fully decorated for the holidays and ready to welcome the 70,000 visitors expected this season. the numbers are impressive. it took 83 volunteers from all 50 states to deck these halls. there are 24 christmas trees, 450 books, a 300-pound gingerbread white house with and 1,000 yards of satin ribbon used to make replicas of the famous pups. >> they are mechanical. this is a new step. we are stepping up in the world. the bo and sunny honoring. >> now there's one more christmas tree to light. president obama and the first family will turn the switch on the massive 31 foot tall national christmas tree on the ellipse on friday. >> mary, thank you. >>> so i think it is fitting they named her sunny b
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Dec 8, 2013 8:00am PST
earlier this year, there were no hard feelings. >> he promoted freedom. he was a really great leader. he was smart and capable. and made his mark. >> reporter: obama only met mandela once. ever so briefly as a junior senator. but his connection may be the most profound. it was mandela, he says, who awakened him to the wider world. inspiring him to political activism. >> he gave me a sense of what human beings can do when guided by their hopes, not by their fears. >> reporter: in other words, there night not be a president obama if not for nelson mandela. for "this week." jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >>> and we're lucky now to be joined by four individuals who had unique working relationships with nelson mandela. bill keller. dr. gay mcdougall, who campaigned for his release from prison. stan greenberg, his pollster and strategist. and ambassador jendayi frazer. thanks to all of you for being here. bill, let me begin with you. we ended the piece with the relation obama and nelson mandela. and president clinton. they're important but didn't agree in important ways as politicians. >
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Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
around the globe this morning. >> 95 years old. a monumental life. transcended his country. you see the nelson mandela statue right there in washington. the white house flag at half-staff right now, as well. last night, president obama likened mandela to abraham lincoln when he said mandela belongs to the ages now. giving us a sense of what human beings can do when they're guided by their hopes, not their fears. >> that conviction, too, george, apparent throughout his singular life. evident in his final communication. a final tweet, in fact, from nelson mandela's account. and it does resonate. a real leader uses every issue, no matter how serious and sensitive, to ensure that the end of the debate we should emerge stronger. >> he said his 27 years in prison made him stronger and more mature. and we have much more coming up on nelson mandela, as well. >>> we're also tracking the huge ice storm this morning. more on that in a minute. >>> let's get to south africa. you see the black car carrying mandela's coffin right there. it's going from johannesburg to pretoria. it's draped with th
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Dec 6, 2013 1:40am PST
illinois. senator barack obama visited mandela's cell on robben island when his own destiny was but a dream. so back then, there was little wonder why watching a 71-year-old man dance could please so many people. it was the walk that preceded it. during his visit to boston 23 years ago, i met mr. mandela ever so briefly. there was time for one question, "mr. mandela," i asked, "what is the one thing in life you know for sure? with that elegant smile, he issed, "good and evil are always at war. good men must choose." with defiance and dignity and equal measure, nelson mandela chose, and america loved him for it. [ cheers ] >> reporter: byron pitts, abc news, new york. >> amazing seeing those shots. a man in some respects is on this mt. olympus of great human beings was so human and everybody who met him said the same thing. the shot of him wearing a yankees' hat is so great. i'm a mets fan. i will forgive him for that, but so human. there's an autobiography out, and he tries to connect with people. he said i have discovered the secret. i have walked this long walk to freedom and i'm not perf
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